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Rosie Gratitude

Three mornings a week the loveliest rose of all greets me when I arrive for my swim.  Rosie is the break of dawn lifeguard at the Tumwater Valley Athletic Club and she is an angel of encouragement to me.  I look forward to seeing her and finding out what she is up to and what classes she has picked for her next round at University of Washington.  She helped me find a great swim cap, gave me pointers on keeping the damage minimized for my hair and celebrated with me when I swam a whole mile without stopping. As I got out of the pool last week and my swimsuit disintegrated, Rosie was right there with an extra towel for cover up and face saving; followed by a list of good swimsuit stores for a new one.

Rosie made comments on this blog and inquired about how I was doing each day. Rosie has a wonderful way of making you feel like you are her favorite swimmer in the pool.  I just wanted to say the biggest Thank you to Rosie and Wish her the very best on her new year at school. I wanted to let her know how much she meant to me as I make changes in my life.

Life changes often need Cheerleaders.

I invite folks to add some names to this post of people who you are grateful for and assisted you in making a change in your life.

2 Responses to “Rosie Gratitude”

  1. Barbara Swafford Says:

    Hi Patricia,

    What a nice tribute to Rosie.

    I have had many wonderful people in my life who were always there to support me. One was my mother, and another couple I named my “second parents”. They have all passed away, but memories of them will live with me forever.

    Thank you for giving me the chance to share a few of my cheerleaders.

    Barbara Swaffords last blog post..Parties, Spam and Hanging Chads

  2. Patricia Says:

    Barbara,
    So nice to discover your cheerleaders on the comments section this morning. I do think it is important to just every once and awhile open up about all the folks that we are grateful to, their kindness and push extended to us along the way.
    I think your blog site too is rather a good cheerleading section of my endeavors right now as I am just getting started on this venture. I have a habit of writing on the bottom of my calendar page each night my gratitude thoughts for that day – your name is on my list quite often these days. Thank you for your connections!

    Patricias last blog post..Purple Is My Best Shade